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By Mark Jurgena
It was a tough week in the scoring column for the Collinsville baseball team. They dropped both games and fell to 10-8 for the season.
St. Louis (John Burroughs) 3 CHS 0
In the annual Busch Stadium game on April 29, the Kahoks only managed a pair of hits and couldn’t push across any runs as they dropped an early morning contest to the Bombers.
JBS scored single tallies in the first, second and sixth innings.
Ethan Bagwell and Bryce Lemp picked up the hits for Collinsville.
Seven pitchers appeared on the Cardinal mound for the Kahoks. They included CJ Schaaf, Ryan Kremer, Mason Hartmann, Cole McClusky, Lemp, Bagwell, and Kris Alcorn.
The Bombers moved to 18-3 with the win. Their only losses are to teams from New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts during their Spring Break trip to Florida.
Waterloo 9 CHS 2
Collinsville jumped out to a 2-0 lead after the bottom of the first but couldn’t push anything else across as they fell to the Bulldogs at Fletcher Field on April 25.
Carter Harrington got the first inning rally started with a single to center before swiping both second and third. With one out, a walk to Adam Bovinett put runners at the corners.
Kolby Anderson hit into a fielder’s choice before stealing second to put runners on second and third.
Harrington scored on a passed ball for the first run of the game while Anderson moved to third.
Alcorn drove him home on a single to center to make it 2-0 Kahoks.
The next time the Kahoks would send more than five hitters to the plate in an inning was the bottom of the seventh but they could not put up a run.
Meanwhile, the Bulldogs scored in each of the final five innings.
Harrington had two hits on the day while Bagwell, Anderson, Alcorn, Schaaf, and Carson Parrill picked up one hit each.
Lemp was on the mound tossing five innings. He gave up five hits, two earned runs, walking four and striking out five.
Harrington tossed two innings on the mound giving up six hits, six earned runs, two walks and struck out three.
The Kahoks played at Columbia Monday, hosted Alton on Tuesday and traveled to Freeburg yesterday however results were unavailable at press time.
Today they play at Alton.
They play Nashville next Monday and at O’Fallon on Tuesday.